Definition of shadowgraph in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃadəʊɡrɑːf/


1An image formed by the shadow of an object on a surface.
Example sentences
  • He refers to this picture as a shadowgraph rather than a mirage for there are elements of truth of the commerce and industry picture that partially explains its persistence.
1.1An image formed when light shone through a fluid is refracted differently by regions of different density.
1.2A radiograph.
Example sentences
  • Absorption contrast radiographs are basically shadowgraphs of the object under test.
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